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    • September 29, 2022
    • December 08, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • online

    REGISTRATION IS CLOSED- please email Lydia at lydia@transformativemediation.org with questions!

    FACE Lab, Fall 2022 sessions 1-3, with Carol Bloom and Bob Thompson

    ISCT’s Fall FACE Lab brings experienced and new Transformative Mediation and Dialogue practitioners and thought partners together, to continue our work in the exploration and development of the FACE lens as it applies to Transformative practice. This work, initiated by the late Irving Foster, refers to the experience of losing face and saving face as a part of conflict interaction, ubiquitous and universal across cultures and identities. We believe that the efforts a mediator or other conflict intervenor makes to cultivate awareness and recognition of the dynamics of FACE exchanges, goes a long way to enhance our multicultural humility and competencies as TM practitioners. *

    The Fall FACE Lab will focus on how to best introduce and train others in the development of a FACE lens. To this end, we will use role play exercises, video clips, and other prompts to practice and discuss how the FACE lens informs our responses/interventions. 

    The Lab is guided by Carol Bloom and Robert Thompson and supported by ISCT staff, and consists of 3 online, 2-hour sessions, as well as full access to the Google Classroom - where we share written and video materials, exercises, role play scenarios, discussion threads, notes from live sessions, and a sign-up roster to convene/participate in 1-1 or small group exchanges – between live sessions.

    Suggested contributions- We don't want payment to be a barrier for anyone, so please choose the level that works for you, between $0-$75

    New Participants are welcome! We will provide an orientation session and materials for you to review, 2-3 weeks before the first session and will connect you with a Lab buddy for 1-1 support in getting familiar with the concepts and ideas we’ve been discussing.

    Attention Pacific Time Zone participants: We will also be offering alternative 1-hour sessions between the general sessions, making it possible for those who can’t join the general sessions to watch the recordings and then meet for a live session with Carol and Bob. Those sessions are tentatively scheduled for:

    Thurs/Fri - Oct. 20/21, Dec. 1/2, and Jan 5/6

    - 5-6:15pm, PDT -  8-9:15pm (EDT) - the following morning in Japan/Australia

    *We understand that the study of FACE is analogous to the ongoing explorations of these related fields in the study of conflict interaction:

    • dignity and dignity violations between parties, 
    • patterns of shame and blame between parties, 
    • implicit bias awareness for third party intervenors, 
    • trauma informed practices for practitioners, 
    • increasing intervenor’s awareness of and building skills to support addressing/interrupting systemic power imbalances between parties
    • December 05, 2022
    • December 19, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • online
    • 0
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    Coached Mediation Practice Group, with  Robin Brzobohaty and  Martina Cirbusová

    A great opportunity to practice your mediation skills in small group setting with a coach.

    Three sessions allows for time to play the roles of both a mediator and a party in the mediation.  Group is limited to twelve participants.

    1. December 05, 2022, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    2. December 12, 2022, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    3. December 19, 2022, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Zoom link will be sent after registration.

    • December 09, 2022
    • December 14, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • online
    Register

    The Art of Summary: A 2-session Workshop, with Robin Brzobohaty and Martina Cirbusová

    Summary Workshop, Session 1 – Why, Where and How (2WH Approach)

    Summary is one of the key means mediators have for supporting parties during a difficult conversation. This workshop provides an opportunity to approach summaries from a fresh perspective by working in small groups and using videotapes.

    Participants will learn to recognize individual topics in the words of the parties using functional lingusitic theory of a theme-rheme structure and bubbles with legs metaphor and compose them into valuable summaries.

    Participants will receive a comprehensive tool - 2WH - for real-time decision-making on using  summary.

    December 9, from 1-3 pm Eastern

     

    Summary Workshop, Session 2- The Many Faces of the Summary

    Regarding non-directiveness, a summary is considered one of the most difficult means for supporting parties during  conflict. Contrary to reflection, whilst summarizing, mediators inevitably have to change something on the parties' words to make the conversation more transparent for the parties. Acknowledging this, we realize we can recognize different types of the summary as to the number of the issues involved, time or location of the summary within the timeline of the conversation, or using positions of the parties regarding the summarized issue.

     During the workshop, participants will understand the different types of summaries and the possibilities of using them to support parties. 

    Participants will have the opportunity to analyze summaries of some important ISCT mediators.

    Participants will try to combine partial topics into thematic clusters. They will learn to distinguish between one topic and multi-topic summary.

    December 14, from 1-3 pm Eastern

    *Both sessions will be recorded and shared with all registered- so if you can't make it to one of the dates, you will still receive the recording and all relevant materials- hand outs/ slides etc.

    Zoom link will be sent after registration.

    • December 13, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • online
    Register

    Workshop for New Mediators, with Robin Brzobohaty and Martina Cirbusová

     This is a 2 hour workshop to support new mediators. Topics covered:

    – What is the most challenging part now, after the basic training?

    -Sharing with each other how to implement their new knowledge in their work.

    – What are the most important moments after the basic training?

    – How to improve their practice after basic training – what are the possibilities?

    – How to connect with others doing transformative work, or others using transformative training in their work in another field.

    Zoom link sent after registration.

    • December 15, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • online
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    Responding Effectively to Conflict, with Janet Mueller

    This workshop will help you to understand the dynamics that contribute to conflict from the perspective of the relational worldview and transformative approach to conflict. The group will discuss three conflict insights as a foundation for developing greater self-awareness and conflict competency.  Skills developed can be used for self-reflection, with community members, co-workers, family, and friends. During this season where so many are gathering together, it can be especially helpful to mentally prepare for difficult conversations so you can show up as your best self.

    When you sign up for this workshop, you will receive and emailed PDF copy of a selection of essays on self managing conflict, written by Transformative practitioners, including Janet!

    Zoom link sent after registration.






    • January 03, 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • January 17, 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • online
    • 1
    Register

    Coached Mediation Practice Group, with Dan Simon.

    A great opportunity to practice your mediation skills in small group setting with a coach.

    Three sessions allows for time to play the roles of both a mediator and a party in the mediation.  Group is limited to six participants.

    January 3, 10, 17 from 10 am -12 pm Eastern.

    Zoom link sent after registration.

    • January 13, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • February 10, 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • online
    • 1
    Register

    Coached Mediation Practice Group, with Carol Bloom.

    A great opportunity to practice your mediation skills in small group setting with a coach.

    Three sessions allows for time to play the roles of both a mediator and a party in the mediation.  Group is limited to six participants.

    Fridays, January 13, 27 & February 10, from 1-3 pm Eastern.

    Zoom link sent after registration.

    • January 18, 2023
    • January 25, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • online
    Register

    Child Inclusive Mediation, with Robin Brzobohaty and Martina Cirbusová 

    This two part workshop will cover the following:

    • What is the purpose of involving
    children in mediation?

    • What is scientific evidence behind this
    practice?

    • How to involve children in mediation - 18
    different options will be introduced.

    • How to provide feedback from the child
    to parents during mediation? Video
    sample.

    • What techniques and tools are available?

    There will also be discussion about:
    • Key hallmarks of good practice.

    • Ethics of this particular practice.

    • Guidelines for professionals interested in
    this type of mediation, including steps and
    how to get started.

    January 18 and 25, both days from 12-2 pm Eastern.

    Zoom link will be sent after registration!




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